(USA, Retired, USMA)
Recruiting, talent management, leader development, team building, innovation, organizational change, diversity and inclusion, crisis management, biotechnology, environment, engineering
Tom graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1978. He served as the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tom also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, for Personnel; Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and Assistant Division Commander-Maneuver, then Assistant Division Commander-Support of the 1st Cavalry Division. Tom deployed with the Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before commanding the Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division.
Tom has served as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at West Point and was a White House Fellow (WHF), working as a special assistant, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Tom has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the National Academy of Construction, and the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science Hall of Fame. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Intrexon Bioengineering at Intrexon Corporation, a publicly-traded company.
Tom has received many awards and honors. Some of those include: the WHF Legacy of Leadership Award; ASCE Opal Award for Government Service; ASCE Distinguished Member (Highest Honor); Black Engineer of the Year Award; and an Honorary Doctorate from Tuskegee University where he provided the 2014 commencement address.
PhD, Systems Engineering, George Washington University, Washington DC
MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
BS, Applied Sciences and Engineering, West Point, NY
HireVue, Board Director; American Corporate Partners, Board Director; The National Academies, Gulf Research Program Advisory Board; The National Academies, Marine Board; The National Academies, Resilient America Roundtable; The National Academies, Chair, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; GlobalMed Telemedicine, Advisory Board; United States Military Academy, Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board; National Academy of Engineering; National Academy of Construction; Streamside, Board of Directors